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California Deathrock Art Book

California Deathrock

Blue Blood has published California Deathrock, a gorgeous hardcover book of portraiture by Amelia G and Forrest Black. Both have served on our Gothic.net Panel of Experts (which we really should post more of) and both are famous for their individualistic portraits of counterculture people. Where a lot of photographers just see black lipstick, Forrest […]

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Panel of Experts: Genre

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Question: If you had to label your work, what genre tag would you put on the bulk of it? Horror and dark fiction/art seem to be the two big winners here, in terms of how we would label our work, if we had to label our work. Many of us balk at having to label, […]

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California Deathrock T-shirt

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Forrest Black and Amelia G just released a mock-up of the design for their California Deathrock T-shirt. A while back, we covered the Kickstarter they were doing for their California Deathrock project. The main part of the project is their forthcoming hardcover art book of deathrock portraits, but they also offered a T-shirt in the […]

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California Deathrock Book Kickstarter

california deathrock

Forrest Black and Amelia G are doing a Kickstarter for a book of their deathrock photography. Forrest Black and Amelia G have been documenting the deathrock scene in California for over a decade now and the goal of this project is to publish a book of some of their best images. Kickstarter is a service […]

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Panel of Experts: Readings and Signings

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Question: Do you like doing readings and signings? Interestingly, more than three quarters of us like or mostly like doing reading and/or signings. For some of us readings and signings are a crucial way of staying in touch with the people who read our work, an up-close-and-personal method for getting a sense of what the […]

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Panel of Experts: Facebook

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Question: What do you think of Facebook, its current role, and its future? Facebook seems to be winning the SNS battle for the hearts and time-sucks of horror professionals. We worry about privacy issues on Facebook and we worry about how much creativity energy it can use up. But we love the elegant user-friendly interface. […]

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Panel of Experts: Favorite Monsters

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Question: What are your favorite monsters and what specifically appeals to you about them? A lot of us love the classic Universal monsters and could not choose just one. Some of us most fear the monsters we recognize the best for our worst impulses — murderers, serial killers, angry and sad people. Some of us […]

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Gothic.net Panel of Experts: BDSM in Horror

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Question: Does a storyline seem more or less frightening to you, when BDSM themes are included, such as those in Hellraiser or Ichi the Killer? Some of us find BDSM imagery aesthetically pleasing or erotic and some of us find it unappealing or dull. However, we nearly universally feel that, no matter what the elements […]

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Gothic.net Panel of Experts: First Fright

Gothic.net Panel of Experts First Fright Horror Fear

Question: What was the first movie or book or television show that scared you? We are a motley bunch with both some pretty disparate and even shocking influences and some very real commonalities. Some of the answers here are eye-openingly unique and some are horror classics. Given that the question is about the first media […]

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Forrest Black

forrest black

Forrest Black is an award-winning graphic designer and photographer. He has done design and photography for Gothic.net and many other popular spooky web sites. The prestigious PRINT magazine of graphic design singled him out for his work on BarelyEvil and GothicSluts as one of the most influential designers on the adult web. He has also […]

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